Paris For Dummies

Paris For Dummies

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If you haven't been to Paris, you'll be amazed to find so much to like! Many of the city's monuments and historical buildings positively gleam following recent renovations, the quays along the Seine have been widened for more foot traffic, and even a quick glance in Paris's store windows attests to the city's love affair with fashion and objets d'art. If you haven't been to Paris in a dog's age, you're in for some changes. Forget that stereotype about rude Parisians; the city's much friendlier now, and this city noted for past glories has entered the 21st Century full speed. Paris For Dummies presents you with to--the--point information that's fun and easy to access. Maybe this is your first trip to Paris. Or maybe you visited long enough ago that you went to the Jeu de Paume to see Impressionist masterpieces and wouldn't know that they're in the Musee d'Orsay today. Maybe you're traveling to Paris on business and have only one day to enjoy yourself. Or maybe you're visiting a third or fourth time and want to see what you've missed. Whatever your circumstances, this book is for you.
This newly revised edition of Paris For Dummies is clearly organized to guide you through all the advance planning aspects of your trip and then get you off and running after you're in the City of Light. You'll uncover tips for * Planning a trip, understanding the seasonal weather, making a budget, and options for travelers with special needs * Settling into Paris, from navigating your way through customs to getting to your hotel from the airport to discovering Paris neighborhood by neighborhood * Choosing the best restaurants for your tastes and budget * Exploring the city's attractions, museums, entertainment, shopping, and recreational opportunities * Living up the nightlife, from opera and ballet to nightclubs and cabarets The City of Light is for everyone, and Paris For Dummies shows you how accessible it can be. Follow the advice laid out here, and you'll want to return to Paris again and again.
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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 25.4mm | 385.56g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0764576305
  • 9780764576300

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Introducing Paris. Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Paris. Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Paris. Chapter 3: Deciding When to Go. Part II: Planning Your Trip to Paris. Chapter 4: Managing Your Money. Chapter 5: Getting to Paris. Chapter 6: Catering to Special Travel Needs or Interests. Chapter 7: Taking Care of the Remaining Details. Part III: Settling into Paris. Chapter 8: Arriving and Getting Oriented. Chapter 9: Checking in at Paris's Best Hotels. Chapter 10: Dining and Snacking in Paris. Part IV: Exploring Paris. Chapter 11: Discovering Paris's Best Attractions. Chapter 12: Shopping the Local Stores. Chapter 13: Following an Itinerary. Chapter 14: Going Beyond Paris: Five Day Trips. Part V: Living It Up after Dark: Paris Nightlife. Chapter 15: Applauding the Cultural Scene. Chapter 16: Hitting the Clubs and Bars. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Ten Things to Do in Bad Weather. Chapter 18: Ten Places to See Paris Without the Lines. Chapter 19: Ten Plus Great Places for a Picnic. Part VII: The Appendixes. Appendix A: Quick Concierge. Appendix B: A Glossary of French Words and Phrases. Index.
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About Cheryl A. Pientka

Cheryl A. Pientka is a literary scout and freelance writer. She is the coauthor of both Frommer's Paris From $80 a Day and France For Dummies, and a contributor to Frommer's Europe on $70 a Day. A graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the University of Delaware, she lives in New York when she can't be in Paris. Sean Stevens (a contributing writer) studied art history, then followed the family calling into politics before finding his passion in the restaurant world. When not in New York working for world renowned chefs, he splits his free time between Paris and Delaware.
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